A newly-minted writer tells vivid stories of being a female steelworker.
Broadway performers from Russell Simmon's "Def Poetry Jam" show how writing poetry can be hot and cool.
An El Paso woman learns English and uses reading and writing to express her love for her family.
Adult learners discuss this best-selling memoir and meet its author, Frank McCourt.
Poet Jimmy Baca helps a group of writers come up with ideas.
Laverne (Liz Torres) helps a young man draft and revise a card to his girlfriend.
Bluegrass singer/songwriter Hazel Dickens talks about her writing process and shows examples of her work.
Poet Jimmy Baca helps a group of writers fine-tune their work.
Poet Jimmy Baca and a group of adults discuss why and how they keep a journal and share some of their journal entries.
Poet Jimmy Baca teaches a group how to use memories to make their writing more powerful.
Best-selling novelist, Elizabeth Daniels Squire, who was dyslexic, explains her writing strategies.
A well-known poet tells how he discovered the power of language while he was in prison.
Professional actors in New York City read adult learners' writings on stage.
A young man who is about to be married writes a letter to his long-lost father asking for the family pocket watch.
Poet Jimmy Baca conducts a dynamic writing workshop with Indiana steelworkers.
Four Long Beach, California, students use pen and paper to fight prejudice and intolerence.
Singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon writes a song on the spot especially for TV411 and shares her writing process.
TV411 goes behind the scenes of the Bernie Mac Show for a peek at a professional brainstorming session.
A barber explains the difference between possessive singular (barber's) and possessive plural (barbers').
Poet Stephen Colman explains metaphors and similes.
Question Man (Joey Kola) tackles clauses in a grammatically correct dream.
Poet Stephen Colman explains how to use transitions to make writing smooth and tight.
Job seekers learn about cover letters and practice writing their own.
Job seekers prepare for filling out applications by taking an inventory of their skills, interests, and hobbies.
Job seekers work up great resumes.
Laverne (Liz Torres) helps a coworker create an outline for an essay on disciplining children.